2017 Porsche Macan Review: The average edition of a stellar SUV

2017 Porsche Macan Review: The average edition of a stellar SUV

Porsche does not often, if ever, build lackluster vehicles. Rather, its stock in trade are automobiles that catch your eye just before their power makes you stop to catch your breath. Consider, then, the exception that is the new-for-2017 base model Porsche Macan, the entry-level follow-up to the outstanding Macan S, GTS, and Macan Turbo trio that have dazzled since first introduced a mere two years ago. Now equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder motor in place of the turbo six found in its siblings, the most affordable Macan makes a clear trade: scintillating performance for mass market appeal.

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Onyx Boox Typewriter is an ebook reader and a laptop in one

Onyx Boox Typewriter is an ebook reader and a laptop in one

2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrids are in fashion these days. In fact, analysts like IDC tout them as the saviors of the PC industry. But the form factor is also seeing some interest in more than just PCs. They've also come to tablets and even e-ink readers. Yes, you heard that right. A company by the name of Onyx International has just revealed its Onyx Boox Typewriter prototype that is, for lack of a better term, a 2-in-1 e-ink laptop. And that's not the only interesting, or strange, thing about it.

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HP IonTouch is a rewritable, inkless printing system

HP IonTouch is a rewritable, inkless printing system

Ink is so permanent. In many cases, that is the ideal. But there are instances where permanence is not just uneconomical but also inefficient. While digital displays or even e-ink can address some of those, they are at times too volatile and always more expensive. Enter HP IonTouch, a new kind of printing technology that bridges the gap between permanent ink and modifiable displays. And it is so cheap and so small that it takes only a few cents to make a display no larger than a credit card.

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Apple TV tvOS 11 to get multi-user, picture-in-picture features

Apple TV tvOS 11 to get multi-user, picture-in-picture features

With all the focus on smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and soon Harman Kardon "Invoke", the original smart appliance has seemingly been pushed out of the picture. Either that or smart TVs and set-top boxes have become so common that they're no longer exciting. Apple, however, isn't done giving its Apple TV some love and apparently has some treats prepared for faithful users of this smart but non-portable device. tvOS 11, whose release date is still unknown, is tipped to get multi-user support as well as picture-in-picture videos.

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Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T speeds tested

Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T speeds tested

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, you pretty much have the late 2016 to early 2017 smartphone flagships. Which means it's probably time to do a roundup of these smartphone's performance. That is what YouTube channel EverythingApplePro just did by pitting most, though not all, of them against each other in a massive speed test showdown. Who came out first or even second isn't probably going to surprise you. But who came out the last will.

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Nexus 5X successfully upgraded with 4 GB of RAM

Nexus 5X successfully upgraded with 4 GB of RAM

Flagship smartphones seem to be stuck at 4 GB of RAM, save for a few exceptions, but not all smartphones, even Google's once prized Nexus line, can boast of that much. Specifically, the Nexus 5X seemed stuck at a time when nobody needed more than 2 GB of RAM. Apparently, the device's hardware could have actually gone with more, like 2 GB more. And someone actually did, with a little help from a rather helpful Chinese repair shop.

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Moto Z Play might get Android 7.1.1 in the unforeseen future

Moto Z Play might get Android 7.1.1 in the unforeseen future

As always, getting Android updates on phones is a bit like a game of roulette. You never really know when the updates will stop. Even new, still supported models aren't safe from suffering an untimely death. Fortunately for owners of the Moto Z Play, that might not yet be the case. At the risk of getting hopes up, a Motorola representative admitted that an Android 7.1.1 update is in the works. The only problem is that there is no timetable yet on when it will actually roll out to users.

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Disney, Lucasfilm tease new setting of Star Wars-themed lands

Disney, Lucasfilm tease new setting of Star Wars-themed lands

With the release of the trailer for the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, has once again sparked news revolving around one of the most loved entertainment franchises in history. Especially with the recently concluded Star Wars Celebration and the upcoming annual May the 4th Star Wars day, there is no better time than now to drop teasers for all sorts of Star Wars goodies yet to come. That is exactly what Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm did at the four-day celebration when it spilled just enough beans about the upcoming two Star Wars-themed Lands that will take place in lands much farther away.

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Moto C, C Plus renders envision new entry-level phones

Moto C, C Plus renders envision new entry-level phones

OnLeaks is on a roll! Following leaks of the Moto Z2 and the Moto E4 Plus, the leakster is treating us to even more renders. This time these are for the soon to be newest member of Motorola's family. The Moto C and Moto C Plus are expected to be entry-level devices, which is kind of strange because that is what the Moto E line was supposed to be. Apparently, Motorola thinks it can go even lower, considering the Moto E4 will be climbing up the ladder, so to speak.

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Galaxy S8 battery is so tough, stabbing it won’t make it explode

Galaxy S8 battery is so tough, stabbing it won’t make it explode

Perhaps the biggest question on everyone's mind upon seeing the Galaxy S8 is whether it will be as explosive as the Galaxy Note 7 before it. Given what's at stake, Samsung spared no expense at making sure it won't. And, apparently, that has paid off to the extreme. A pair of hardcore, smartphone-torturing YouTubers, namely "What's Inside" and JerryRigEverything, has put that promise to the ultimate test by slicing through the Galaxy S8 and its battery. Lo and behold, nothing went "Boom!"

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Moto E4 Plus renders leak with details of 5000mAh battery

Moto E4 Plus renders leak with details of 5000mAh battery

This appears to be the week for Motorola leaks. Just days after new shots of the Moto Z2 Force turned up, we're getting a better look at the upcoming Moto E4 Plus, including clear shots of the front and back of the non-flagship device. While obviously a thicker smartphone than we're used to seeing these days, it's likely this is due to a huge 5000 mAh battery sitting inside.

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Apple might replace your damaged iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

Apple might replace your damaged iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

If you happen to own an iPad 4 and it's damaged, taking it to an Apple Store for servicing might land you an iPad Air 2 as a replacement. That's the news going around this weekend, thanks to the discovery of a company memo which states that an iPad Air 2 may be given as a substitute replacement due to low stock levels of the aging iPad 4. You certainly shouldn't break your fourth-gen tablet and run to Apple with high hopes, but if you've been putting of repairs, now might be the time to take it in.

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